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How we identify and assess pupils’ needs:

Thorndon Primary School knows its pupils need extra help through:

  • Baseline assessments
  • Careful tracking of data
  • Observations of pupils
  • Pre school checks
  • Liaison with Parents/Carers
  • Information from previous educational provision
  • Feedback from Teachers and Teaching Assistants (TA)
  • Phonics assessment
  • Reading and spelling tests
  • Optional SATS

What provision do we make:

Area of Provision Universal Offer (for all pupils) Targeted Offer (for pupils at SEN support stage) Complex Offer (for pupils with a statement/EHC Plan)
Literacy High quality teaching including differentiated activities
BBC Biteszie
Access to Gifted & Talented Literacy activities at Stradbroke High School
Daily reading sessions
School library with extensive fiction, non fiction and reference books
Examples of literacy in the corridors and all classrooms
As Universal plus:
Active Literacy
Catch up literacy
Phonic interventions
Nessy
Dyslexic  dictionary
Regular liaison with parents
Reading and comprehension
Sound discovery
Dancing bears
Accelaread /Acelewrite
Word Shark
As Universal & targeted plus:
Plan the level of support indicated below is for guidance only.
Individualised phonic interventions
Numeracy High quality teaching including differentiated activities
BBC Biteszie
Examples of numeracy in the corridors and all classrooms
Power of 2
Numicon
Nessy Numbers
5 Minute Number Box
Number shark
Max’s marvellous maths
Springboard Units
Regular liaison with parents
As Universal & targeted plus:
Plan the level of support indicated below is for guidance only.
Individualised maths interventions
Social Skills Modelling of high quality interaction with peers in social settings
Mentoring in small group
School council
After school clubs
Socially speaking
Time to talk
Talking partners
Consequences games
Self esteem work
Positives books
Identified pupils attend lunch time activities
As Universal & targeted plus:
Additional Social skills groups
Support with groups and activities
Additional self esteem work
1:1 support in social situations
Medical Needs Access to trained first aiders including Paediatric First Aid
Administration of regular medication
Regular visits by school nursing team
Liaison with paediatrician, ASD team, CAHMs etc as appropriate.
Specific training and information from school nurse/paediatrician/specialist for particular medical needs.
Care plan and risk assessments for significant conditions.
As Universal & targeted plus:
Support with understanding and coping with toileting and periods etc.
Support with access to cleaning/changing etc
OT delivered as required
Physiotherapy delivered as required
Close liaison with parents and medical professionals.
Speech, Language, Sensory & Communication Modelling of high quality and appropriate language by all staff
Rooms decorated with sensory consideration
Socially speaking
Time to talk
Memory Games
Specialist seating arrangements/ sloping desk
SALT referral
Pencil grips/specialists pens
Visual timetable
CIR referral
As Universal & targeted plus:
SALT as required
Sensory toys
Use of timer
Specialise seating
Close liaison with parents
Separate eating arrangements
Behaviour, Emotional & Social Modelling of appropriate behaviours in all settings by staff
Mentoring in small group
Positive/behaviour report card
Play ground buddies
School nurse referral
CAHMs referral
Close liaison with parents
Socially speaking
Time to talk
Talking partners
Consequences games
Self esteem
Lunch time activities
High ratio of adult to child supervision during unstructured time
Referral for 2 term PRU placement
Mentoring
Identified pupils attend lunch time activities (with direct supervision)
Visual timetables
As Universal & targeted plus:
Close supervision during social times
Named adult to provide "chat time" on a daily basis to alleviate worries before going home.
Support with secondary transition and visits.
Home school book
Close liaison with parents
Brain break/exit card
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